Reference numberPT/60/4/2
TitlePlate, 'Instrument for making definite mixtures of the colours of the spectrum' by James Clerk Maxwell
DescriptionEarly drafts of figures 1-2 showing different views of the construction of an apparatus used by Maxwell to make precise mixtures of the colours of the spectrum. Later draft of figures 1-2 found at PT/60/4/3.

Subject: Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'On the theory of compound colours, and the relations of the colours of the spectrum'.

Communicated by Professor [George Gabriel] Stokes. Received by the Royal Society on 5 January 1860. Read 22 March 1860.
Physical descriptionInk diagrams on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1859.0074
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1860.0005
Related records in the catalogueRR/4/180
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8259Maxwell; James Clerk (1831 - 1879); physicist1831 - 1879
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
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